Many magic users have a scared space with an altar for meditation and casting spells or rituals. These areas are used to focus magic and created areas of protection for the caster. Many caster use circle of protection to ensure negative energy doesn’t corrupt their magic. Just like magic, a magical users altar, and circle reflects the caster themselves.
When a spell caster is about to perform a ritual or spell, they must first prepare the area to remove any traces of negative energy. Many choose to set up next to their altar, but others may pick an area outside. Some magic users decide to create the space in their garden, by a body of water, or in their own bedrooms.
Once the area is chosen, a broom is used to sweep away all negative energy away. Once the space is cleared, a circle is created. Some magic users create the circle in their minds, while others use white rocks, crystals, salt, and gems to create the circle. Once the circle is formed, the caster can use the circle as their space for meditation and spell work.
A Magical Altar There are many types of alters both formal and informal creations. Alters are created for spell work and the worship of the horn God and triple Goddess. A typical alter usually contains of candles, magical tools, crystals, sage or incense, statues of deities, glass or chalice for earth and saltwater, and offers of food or flowers.
You can also change you altar to reflect the seasons, Sabbats, of the Full Moon. You can also use a tray in case a permanent altar isn’t set in your home. An altar can reflect the casters personality by the colors used, the different types of offerings and decorations set upon it.
Personal Touch Being a closet witch, my altar is out in the open but only those that know me would recognize it as one. My altar is set with statues of Helicase, Morgana, and Artemis with a vase of flowers between them. There’s a waterfall fountain for water, the flower vase for earth, and two fairies to represent fire and air.
There are statues of wolves, a draconian, and dragon to represent my sister. A statue of Pegasus to represent my love of animals and mythical creatures. A seashell bookend gifted to me from my sister, to represent my love of the Ocean. Every item was a gift given to me from family members adding another layer of protection to the altar.
Altars and scared spaces are designed to help a caster feel safe and connected to their magic. An altar should show respect to nature, but also reflect the caster’s personal interests. A special touch can increase magic and lead to a deeper connection to the spiritual world, allowing casters to be protective while going deeper into their magical studies.
Now, shush, I’m trying to read. Luna